Canadian Solar wins governmental tender

Canadian Solar has announced that it will supply modules to Turkey’s largest governmental PV project.

In a seperate announcement, the company has signed a distribution partnership for the Israeli market with Ralco Energy.

In a joint venture by Gehrlicher Solar and Merk Solar Enerji, Turkey’s milestone PV project will see 96kW installed in the Gursu municipality of Bursa which will utilise Canadian Solar’s CS6P-P modules.

“Mr Ömer Cihan Karahan, ceo of Gehrlicher Merk Solar, said: “This project is an important step towards fostering the greater energy independence of Turkey. After a long and careful decision making process and the evaluation of the offers of 13 different module manufacturers, we chose Canadian Solar due to the excellent customer service, proven quality and performance of their products.”

Dr Shawn Qu, chairman and ceo of Canadian Solar, said: “The solar project in Gürsu is an essential step forward in our business development efforts in the emerging Turkish renewable energy market. That we were selected shows our strength in handling governmental tenders and acknowledges our longstanding experience in implementing reliable, high performance solar solutions for a broad variety of individual customer needs and purposes.”

On Canadian Solar’s new Isreali partnership agreement, Ofir Ruziak, ceo at Ralco Energy, added: “At Ralco Energy, we are very careful selecting the solar products that we include in our portfolio. Therefore we are delighted to win Canadian Solar as a strategic partner in Israel as we are convinced that the modules will add further value to our product range.”